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To Keep, or Not To Keep Metro?

  1. #11


    As I tend to keep my Machines in "sleep" mode when not in use, I don't see the Metro interface if I've gone into sleep via the Desktop (Win + I, or power management) therefore I'll keep it....whether I'll use it is a different matter...

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    Robin

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  2. #12


    Posts : 46
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
    That Metro will kill win 8, for the PC user.
    Very possible. And most likely. However, too soon to tell at the moment. I just don't like feeling strong armed into something I don't want.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 46
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by MadHorseman View Post
    As I tend to keep my Machines in "sleep" mode when not in use, I don't see the Metro interface if I've gone into sleep via the Desktop (Win + I, or power management) therefore I'll keep it....whether I'll use it is a different matter...

    Regards

    Robin
    lol. Ya, I usually just leave my laptop on. However, I usually don't use sleep. It's either shut down, or hibernate. And the hibernation-shutdown feature in Windows 8, I will be shutting that off. I don't want a possible slow down when I'm using it just because it never got a proper shutdown.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I plan on keeping the Start Screen as it is. I finally found out how to get red tiles........YES! I hope the CP expands on Start Screen customization a lot more.
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  5. #15


    KEEP metro!!! it IS the future and it rocks!!!
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  6. #16


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    I'll kill it, if it hasn't been fixed


    I'll see if they've fixed it.
    If not, I'll kill Metro (if it can still be done).
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  7. #17


    Posts : 46
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 64-bit


    Well, I'm toying with Metro now. Not sure yet if I will keep it or not though. If I decide I don't like it, then it's back to Windows 7 for me and then the eventual switch back to Linux.
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  8. #18


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I will leave Metro for a little while - just to see what it does. But if I were to use Win8 as a production system, I would get rid of it. For the desktop it is a genuine nuisance.
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  9. #19


    Metro is already gone.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 48
    Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
    That Metro will kill win 8, for the PC user.
    No it won't really. I love it I have a place to neatly organize a billion pieces of software for quick access that is easy to look at. You have to know how to set metro up for use on a pc with no touch input. If you were a graphic designer this is the absolute dream version of windows because you would be working from a highly sensitive touch input all the time as your primary display anyhow. I am picturing the Wacom Cintiq 24HD anyone else? I am also picturing a 3d secondary display just because. This OS has the potential to change the way we interact with a PC drastically almost overnight and will be the standard for years to come. Just watch and see. unless hologram monitors come out in a year and windows get another drastic overhaul that takes advantage of it...

    Buy hey I almost forget to mention that if anything changes your resolution metro stays exactly the way you put it. The icons don't magically jump all over the damned place and need rearranged every time that happens. But hey you metro users can suffer on with a UI that is as old as I am I will be enjoying modern technology and saving time and effort while I work.
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